Allied Prisoners

Oral Answers to Questions — Japan – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th September 1948.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Reid Mr Thomas Reid , Swindon 12:00 am, 20th September 1948

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the Japanese threat during the recent war to murder allied prisoners if Allied Forces attempted to land in Japan was conveyed to the Allied Powers.

Photo of Mr Christopher Mayhew Mr Christopher Mayhew , Norfolk Southern

So far as I am aware, no such threat was ever conveyed to the Allied Powers.

Photo of Mr Thomas Reid Mr Thomas Reid , Swindon

May I ask, then, if no such statement was ever made, either by the Japanese Government or Japanese leaders?